Laura Martinez-Bianco is a plein air painter who works throughout the Hudson Valley and abroad capturing the striking views of the area. Working plein air enables Laura to create her pastel paintings on site, quickly capturing the light and color of a specific moment. The variety of landscapes from mountains to rivers edge from fields and pastures to forests, villages and farmhouses provide unlimited inspirations.
“As a plein air painter I am drawn to landscape, light and color. I am always eager to explore the relationships between color and light. The way in which colors are altered by the type of light and amount of light, determined by the time of day and kind of day. I am intrigued by the relationships and the affects colors have on one another. The atmosphere plays a very important role in how colors appear. I believe that by painting on site you bring more to the painting than just what appears, but also how it feels. I hope that when people view my work they not only see the landscape that I saw but feel the air, atmosphere and space that I felt .”
Where: Moved from 12 Vassar St. to the hall gallery at 9 Vassar